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Whether the concubine of a government servant can get a family pension if she continues to reside with him after the death of his wife?

 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS CORAM : MR.JUSTICE S.VAIDYANATHAN W.P.No.5706 of 2021 Malarkodi @ Malar Vs. The Chief Internal Audit Officer,Board Office Audit Branch, DATED : 09.03.2021 Petitioner has come up with this Writ Petition seeking to quash the order dated 25.11.2020 passed…

Whether widow can become the absolute owner of property inherited from her husband even if she is not in actual possession of it?

If remarried Widow loses right to previous husband’s property

Whether life convicts are entitled to get benefit of set off U/S 428 CrPC of pre-conviction detention?

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS W .A.No .6 67 of 2020 CMP No.9331 of 2020 HCP No.959 of 2020 W.A.No.667 of 2020 The Home Secretary (Prison-IV) Vs A.Palaniswamy @ Palaniappan CORAM :MR. JUSTICE M.M.SUNDRESH AND MS. JUSTICE R.N.MANJULA Delivered on : 05.07.2021…

Whether the court can refuse to give custody of the child to the mother if the father fails to prove adultery by leading full-fledged evidence?


Whether a compromise decree regarding land, which is not the subject matter of suit but is part of the settlement between the family members, requires compulsory registration?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2336 OF 2021 RIPUDAMAN SINGH Vs  TIKKA MAHESHWAR CHAND Dated: JULY 6, 2021. Leave granted. 1. The plaintiff is in appeal before this Court challenging the judgment and decree passed by the High Court…

Whether the court can make out a case of cruelty against husband U/S 498A of IPC based on stale letters issued by the wife to her father?

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.589 OF 1998 Pandurang Ganpat Thalkar, Vs The State of Maharashtra, CORAM : MRS. BHARATI DANGRE, J. PRONOUNCED ON : 30TH JUNE, 2021. 1. The Appellant, who was impleaded as Accused No.1…

Whether Session Judge should mention facts of the case while deciding anticipatory bail application?

PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT SUMIT TANWAR VS STATE OF HARYANA Coram: ARVIND SINGH SANGWAN Dated: 08.07.2021 This is a petition under Section 438 Cr.P.C. for the grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioner in FIR No. 208 dated 14.07.2020 under Sections 395 and 34 of the…

Whether a wife staying abroad for her job amounts to desertion or cruelty to her husband?

BOMBAY HIGH COURT FCA-162-2019 CORAM : UJJAL BHUYAN PRITHVIRAJ K. CHAVAN, JJ PRONOUNCED ON : 24th June, 2021. [Per Prithviraj K. Chavan, J.] 1. Feeling aggrieved with and dissatisfied by dismissal of a Petition bearing No. A-2827 of 2016 under section 13 (1) (ia) and…

Husband’s extra-marital Partner can’t be made respondent in Domestic violence act Proceedings

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU DATED THIS THE 17TH DAY OF JUNE, 2021 BEFORE THE HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SREENIVAS HARISH KUMAR CRIMINAL PETITION No.2148 OF 2021 BETWEEN Smt. Harini H., W/o. G.M.Kumar, Aged 35 years, R/at Guttalahunase Village,Maralawadi Hobli,Kanakapura Taluk,Ramanagara District-562117. …Petitioner…

Voluntary Gifts given by parents and others to bride, bridegroom out of love and affection is not dowry

IN THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION APPELLATE SIDE The Hon’ble JUSTICE BIBEK CHAUDHURI CRA/147/2017 Netai Ghosh & Anr. -Vs State of West Bengal For the Petitioner: Mr. Younush Mondal, Adv. For the State: Mr. Swapan Banerjee, Adv., Mr. Suman De, Adv. Heard…

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